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Address: 13th St. | Between 178th and 184th Sts., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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+855 23 211 753
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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This beautiful sandstone museum was opened in 1920 and showcases many fine...

This beautiful sandstone museum was opened in 1920 and showcases many fine examples of Angkor Wat statuary.

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Interesting for an hour

For me, the main purpose of this museum is to see some of the artefacts and freizes that are missing from the temples you have visited, particularly around Angkor. It requires no... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is small but very busy. The audio guide is helpful, and has options to get in-depth info on each artifact. If you just want to get a sense of the history, you can stroll and focus on the sculptures or artifacts that catch your attention. But if you want to go a bit deeper, you'll need hours to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For me, the main purpose of this museum is to see some of the artefacts and freizes that are missing from the temples you have visited, particularly around Angkor. It requires no more than an hour and is quite a little haven, even when busy, with a large inner courtyard with ponds and bushes. Don't be alarmed if you can't... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy tourists usually visit this museum as part of a busy full day The shame of this is that there is so much to see and study you need at least three hours to do justice to its incredible collection Highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

just to keep this short ... if you've been to Siem Reap .. then this is a must go.. the reason is it gives you a much better understanding of the history / background etc... definitely worth going!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a look around the museum as the royal palace was closed in the middle of the day. It was an interesting visit with lots of Angkor era statues. There is also a good insight into how ww1 effected cambodia. Well worth a look and worth the $3 entry.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The National Museum in Phnom Penh shows mostly Buddha sculptures from the 6th century A.D. till the present. Sounds boring? It's anything but; rather, it's a beautiful, indeed meditative, experience on form, function and expression. The museum displays some of the most beautiful finds from the various Angkor temples. Don't believe the tuk-tuk drivers that tell you its closed and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

... it is nice to see atrifacts from Angkor, close up. It's tiny and you can easily whizz through in a few hours. I didn't get the audio guide and I'm not sure whether $5 was really value for money. A lot of the items were either not labelled very well or not at all. But it is a lovely... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although it is not too large, there is a good amount to see here. Mostly sculpture, the pieces provide a different way to connect with this interesting and ancient culture. Depending on how long you linger, plan to spend 1-2 hours there. I went once by myself and enjoyed the tranquil inner courtyard as well. Later I took a class... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You get an audio tour on arrival which is a must - there are literally hundreds of exhibits so you will need to be picky about which ones you play on the tour. The central gardens are lovely to sit and have a cold drink on a hot day either during or after your tour.

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Kep, Cambodia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to escape the heat and craziness of Phnom Penh : fresh breeze all over the place thank's to the gorgeous desining of the museum. Parenthèse artistique rafraîchissante : des sculptures, des bijoux, des objets ayant appartenu aux monarques.

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